Grinderman: Academy 1, Manchester

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Getintothis gets the fan’s reaction from Grinderman’s sell-out gig at Manchester’s Academy.


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Elaine Bastard, 34, piano tuner, Knutsford.
Bit of a one-trick pony. When it’s good they’re magic, otherwise I got a bit bored. The sound was a tad muggy too. I kept wondering how United were gettin on.
Favourite lyric: ‘I’ve drunk fast whiskey, I’ve drunk thick blood, I’ve drunk yellow monkey juice – it’s doin me no good. I’ve drunk black baby goo, I’ve drunk holy wine, I’ve drunk my neighbour’s Nescafe – IT KILLS ME EVERY TIME!.’
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Rory J Pickle, 19, unemployed model, Cheadle.
Nick Cave is my idol. During my journey I’ve adopted the way of Nick and lived my life as he has spoken – with honesty, truth and integrity. We can only be ourselves.’
Favourite lyric: ‘I drew my pistol, I drew my gun, sprayed bullets everywhere – think I got someone. Crept up to Mary, popped her from behind. She could only stop to whimper – ‘Oh father, YOU’RE SO UNKIND!’
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Seth Satchel, 29, primary school caretaker, Horwich.
I just love ’em. They boot me in the belly and grab me by my low-hangers.’
Favourite lyric: ‘The good book needs-a-turnin. The good book needs-a-learnin. The good book needs-a-preachin. BUT I CAN’T READ!
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Jason Barstool, 41, airport baggage handler, Farnworth.
Bit one-dimensional to be fair. Heathen Child rocked but I spent much of it by the bar.’
Favourite lyric: ‘Satan’s bitch is my labrador, I feed her biscuits she don’t adore. She spits em out, cocks her leg and then PISSES ALL OVER MY JEANS!.’
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Steven Dalrymple, 39, municipal golf course green tender, Collyhurst.
LOVED IT. Best bit were Warren lying on his back – it were great to see such energy.
Favourite lyric: ‘The demon is in me, the demon is in me, the demon is in me – LORD GET HIM OUT!
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Reggie Burtles, 41, electrician, Urmston.
There’s 14 of us here, for me mate Degsy’s birthday. We left the birds at home, got dressed up as Grindermen and now were all wrecked – it’s been wicked, really wicked.
Favourite lyric: ‘I left my soul in her underwear drawer. And I’m coming back to get it. LIKE HELL’S KNICKER THIEF – STOP ME!‘
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Holly Schwartzkovitch, Stacey Underarm, Mildred Potts, hairdressers, Didsbury.
Tonight was incredible, especially No Pussy Blues – we’d sort Nick right out on that score. What can we say – we’re massive fans!
Favourite lyric: ‘TURN ON THE HOB, WHISK THAT EGG, BAKE ME A CAKE THAT WE’LL NEVER FORGET!.’

Grinderman pictures by Sakura.

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